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How to get involved

GII prepares and inspires Canada’s future leaders to address the world’s most complex global problems

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Each year, GII invites student teams from independent and public schools across Toronto as well as mentors from U of T to present innovative solutions to a global challenge.

While student teams are primarily working on the challenge, mentors play a key role in guiding them, putting what they learn in class into action and giving teams constant feedback along with sector experts. GII is a rewarding experience with most mentors and students finding this to be a valuable asset to add to their co-curricular record and CVs to demonstrate key skills to schools and employers.

Acquire greater knowledge of a real-world problem
Develop multiple perspectives on global issues
Learn about social innovation & global citizenship
Enhance problem-solving & communication skills
Strengthen teamwork & presentation skills
Engage with U of T students & faculty

Practical steps to getting involved

  • Students can register under guidance of their schools
  • Schools can create student teams and register for the program
  • Teachers can create student teams under guidance of their schools to register
  • Graduate and undergraduate (3rd & 4th year) U of T students can register to become GII mentors
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